It appears that Carol Givens of Fremont will continue to guide the Dodge County Register of Deeds office, as the Tribune calls Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the incumbent.
Givens had received 41.66 percent support with 1,134 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, unofficial tallies showed at press time.
Givens led over two Republican challengers, Michelle Growcock and Terry Synovec.
Growcock had received 32.37 percent support with 881 votes, while Synovec had received 25.94 support with 706 votes, unofficial tallies showed at press time.
Michelle Growcock is the vice president of lending for Fremont First Credit Union and Synovec is a former member of the Dodge County Board and is the owner of 30 Bowl in Fremont.
Givens, who has been register of deeds since 1992, will face no opposition in the November general election.
“I appreciate the support,” she said. “There have been a lot of projects on hold as we waited to see what happened here, so I’m glad we can move forward now.”
According to Givens, some of those projects include further computerization of records and staffing priorities.
“I couldn’t promise anyone a position, when I didn’t even know if I had one,” she said. “The budget comes up in July and it should all fall into place and I’m proud to take care of Dodge County and their property records. It’s a huge responsibility.”
Givens also said that she is ready to continue to head up the Register of Deeds office as Fremont continues to grow and property values and records become more important.
“The changes ahead with how fast Fremont is growing, and how fast property is going up in value, affects my office greatly,” she said. “I look forward to being there for the citizens of Dodge County to help assist in those matters.”
Givens also thanked the residents of Dodge County for their continued support of her running the Register of Deeds office.
“I’m very appreciative of Dodge County’s residents. They recognized the hard work we do, and I’m looking forward to working even harder in the future to take care of property records,” Givens said.